Thomas Arden Guinn, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, left this life in the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:6-7
He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Leonard and Laura Guinn; a brother, Melvin E. Guinn; sister-in-law, Elinor Emory Guinn; and brothers-in-law: Ed Roe and Kenneth Leamon.
He was a member at New Union Baptist Church, past Master of the Limestone Lodge No. 176, past Worthy Patron of Calhoun Eastern Star No. 188 and past president of the UAW. He retired from Allied Signal in 1998 after 30 years of service.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 56 years, Janey Posey Guinn: four daughters: Susan and Charles Liner of Calhoun, Artia (Mark Deakins) of Nashville, Karen (Hassan Nejati) of Boyds, Md. and Tommy Baker (Randy) of McDonald; 11 grandchildren: Arthia Deakins, Sueanna (Chris Adams), Yousuf Nejati, Thomas Baker, Marquietta (John Kennedy), Mariam Nejati, Zainab Nejati, Joshua Liner, Ben Baker, Ali Nejati and Laura Liner; two great-grandchildren: Zandrall and Ziza; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Doris Guinn; two sisters: Mary Alice Roe and Naomi Leamon; one sister-in-law, Ann Guinn; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life service will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. from the North Ocoee Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Revs. Bob Patty and Donnie Jenkins officiating.
Interment will follow in the Cofer Cemetery in Meigs County with his grandsons and nephews serving as active casketbearers. Honorary casketbearers will be members of the New Union Baptist Church in Georgetown and the Limestone Lodge No. 176 F&AM in Birchwood. A dove release will conclude the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that you send donations to New Union Baptist Church Mission Fund 11130 Meadowview Rd Georgetown, TN 37336.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Chattanooga Hospice, Tennessee Oncology, Dr. Darrell Johnson and Memorial Hospital.
The family will receive friends from 3 until 7 p.m. today. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. today after the visitation at the funeral home.
You may share your condolences and your memories with the Guinn family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.